Monday News Executive Summary
Storms sweep the South, May reopening, ChiComs stifle research, and more.
Above the Fold
Easter storms sweep the South, killing at least 19 people from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains (AP)
Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening (The Hill)
The Latest on Coronavirus
The U.S. now has the most reported deaths of any country (but not per capita) (Intelligencer)
All the ingredients for a perfect storm: Nursing home deaths soar past 3,300 in alarming surge (New York Post)
Study finds obesity the single biggest factor in New York’s hospitalizations (ZDNet)
China stifles coronavirus research in bid to control the narrative (Fox News)
ChiComs lock down another city, build emergency hospital after failure to stop virus (The Daily Wire)
U.S. government gave $3.7 million grant to Wuhan lab at center of scrutiny (Daily Mail)
Government & Politics
Democrats derail fast push for new coronavirus relief (Politico)
Democrats across the country are fighting to give coronavirus aid to illegal aliens (The Daily Caller)
AG William Barr says evidence from John Durham investigation is “far more troubling” than mistakes or sloppiness (Washington Examiner)
Saudi Arabia and Russia reach deal to end oil price war after pressure from Trump (Washington Examiner)
Former Biden staffer Tara Reade files criminal complaint with DC police (The Daily Caller)
New York Times edits Biden sexual-assault coverage, deletes references to past inappropriate “hugs, kisses and touching” (Fox News)
Policy: Five-phase plan for reopening America (The Heritage Foundation)
Policy: Railroad history suggests federal bailouts could spell doom for airlines (Foundation for Economic Education)
Humor: Roman authorities investigating Jesus for violating stay-in-tomb order (The Babylon Bee)
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